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April 20, 2001
Feminine. Sexy. Wearable art. All of these phrases can be used to describe the spring and summer 2001 lines in women's fashion. Under the direction of Penny Newman, the designer salon at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, presented a dazzling couture fashion show of the spring and summer lines recently at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine. The presentation, staged for the Sophisticates of ATSC, attracted nearly 1,000 Newport-Mesa fashion lovers to witness the high style of international designers.
By Kelly Atherton | March 27, 2010
There’s nothing like that feeling you get when you find that perfect something to boost your wardrobe. Whether it is a pair of fabulous shoes, a stylish belt, a trendy designer bag, or a classic statement piece, your new purchase will be sure to turn heads. A fabulous outfit can really put that spring in your step, and give you the confidence to go after whatever it is that you want. Finding your own signature style can be easy, and with the help of the following resources available at the Newport Beach Public Library, you will gain tips on how to spice up your wardrobe and create a more fabulous you!
February 3, 2000
-- Story by Noaki Schwartz; photo by Thomas R. Cordova HE IS ... The java master. COMMUTER COFFEE Art Lopez spends his mornings serving up caffeinated concoctions to jump-start Newport-Mesa commuters. Java T'Go, a drive-through coffee hut, has been in business for three years, catering to residents who don't have time to brew a leisurely morning coffee. Despite the commuter chaos outside, the 24-year-old says the drive-up caffeine kiosk is an oasis in the storm, providing a respite for bleary-eyed drivers.
October 23, 1999
First came salad, then came fashion, then came lunch. The Harvesters, in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, mixed the cards at the seventh annual harvest luncheon and fashion show held at The Four Seasons, Newport Beach. "We all have such a good time at these events that last year the fashion show didn't start until two in the afternoon and many people had to leave," reported Harvester Ann Smyth. "So this year we decided to begin with fashion and end with food," added Smyth, under the auspices of the adage that it is better to be fashionable than fed -- especially in a crowd of hundreds of very well-dressed and shapely women, mostly thin and 30-something.
By B.W. Cook | August 1, 2012
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June. The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the crowd enjoyed their dinner, interspersed with dancing under the stars to the music of the Dwight Kennedy Band. To sweeten the party they included a "build your own smores station," helping party planners raise an impressive $144,000 for the bureau's child abuse prevention programs in Orange County.
By B.W. COOK | February 11, 2006
The Sophisticates of the Assessment Treatment Services Center gathered for cocktails, conversation and a shopping extravaganza at Mi Place in Corona del Mar on Feb. 2. The well-dressed gals who call themselves the Sophisticates gather frequently to raise money for the center. The evening event began with cocktails at sunset hosted by Mi Place fashion icons Iris Frankel and Mary Rubenstein. The respected duo kicked off the evening with a generous $2,500 donation to the center and also pledged 10% of Mi Place's pretax sales between Jan. 26 and Feb. 9. More than $40,000 in merchandise was sold at the reception alone, adding $4,000 to the first-night take for the center.
March 25, 2006
LAGUNA HILLS ? The Newport Harbor High baseball team won in dramatic fashion as Brett Houten hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh inning for a 3-1 Sea View League victory over Laguna Hills on Friday. The Sailors had tied the score in the sixth inning when Jarret Daniel hit a solo home run. Nick Frazier started the rally in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit single to lead off the inning. Drew Harris struck out 11 and walked one in six innings to get the win for Newport Harbor (6-4, 3-1 in league)
By B.W. Cook | January 7, 2011
It has been described as a place where "art, fashion and architecture combine. " A'Maree's exclusive boutique on Coast Highway in Newport Beach opened the pre-holiday season with a special sneak peek sponsored by The Visionaries, a ladies auxiliary of the Orange County Museum of Art. The destination for fashion has received national press, including a spread in The New York Times, for its rare and unique occupation of the landmark 1960s-era waterfront...
By B.W. Cook | August 22, 2013
Rebecca Flood , executive director and CEO of New Directions for Women, has dedicated her professional life to helping women overcome the traumatic effects of substance abuse in their lives. The seriousness of her career and the demands of her work schedule often consumed her priorities, and Flood became known in this community for her personal sacrifice, placing her own needs behind her work of assisting other women. One of Flood's most ardent supporters throughout three decades of her involvement in New Directions for Women is Carole Pickup , who has not only provided financial support for the work but has also been a major cheerleader, providing much-needed encouragement for countless women facing serious hurdles.
By B.W. COOK | October 19, 2006
"I have four children and when I pick my kids up after school I know one thing — they are hungry and they need a snack," offered Robin McMonigle , co-chair of the 2006 Harvesters luncheon last week in Newport Beach. "Imagine what happens to the children who are not able to have the snack," McMonigle added. Consider the plight of the children who have no regular dinner. Does this sound impossible? Far from impossible. Estimates run as high as 250,000 people in Orange County suffer from hunger on any given day, many of them children.
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